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Study on Kuwait roads – What caused damage?

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KUWAIT CITY, June 8: The Ministry of Works based on a study recently prepared by a specialized team to find out the reasons for the damage caused to a big number of roads has prepared – within a legal framework – a study as to how to fix these roads, reports Al-Anba daily. The sources indicated that the results of this study resulted in the following:

– 65 contracts for the maintenance of roads in Kuwait were signed 12 years ago, their prices varied despite their similarity, whether in their terms or clauses, which indicates the existence of a defect in these contracts.

– That the Ministry’s tenders are awarded to the lowest bidders, regardless of the issue of quality, and that this is not always in the interest of the state. – Infrastructure reform is an important matter before starting the implementation of performance contracts, especially since the infrastructure has cost the state large sums of money.

– The contractor must be responsible for the quality of the works he has implemented in addition to safety.

The sources pointed out that the beginning of the implementation of this proposal kicked off when the Minister of Public Works, Dr Amani Bouqammaz, met with a number of ambassadors of countries to Kuwait to nominate international firms that have their stature and have global experiences in road works. The sources stated that this specialized team that prepared this study included a number of specialists from the quality control department of the Ministry, whether current or retired with experience, in order to find out the defects and the reasons that resulted in the wear and tear of Kuwait’s streets.

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